International trainers ensuring better outcomes for families

International trainers ensuring better outcomes for families


26 February 2018

Children’s charity OzChild welcomed senior training specialists from the National SafeCare Training and Research Centre at Georgia State University in the United States recently.

Leslie Sawell and Pauline McKenzie where in Mornington, Victoria to deliver a three-day workshop to staff new to the SafeCare® program.

SafeCare is an 18-week early intervention program proven to prevent family breakdown and stop children and young people from entering the out of home care system.

During the workshop the two trainers took the participants through the program’s three modules: building positive parent/child interactions; caring for children’s health; and keeping the home safe, which are all vital for the successful delivery of the SafeCare program.

The participants of the workshop were excited by the format of the program as it offered new ways of working with and supporting the families of the Mornington Peninsula.

OzChild has been running the program on the Mornington Peninsula since the beginning of 2017 with the first group of families graduating in November.

OzChild is the first international (non-USA) agency to be accredited as a SafeCare provider.

Find out more about the SafeCare program here.


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